Shah Alam, 24 November 2016 – The Proton Ertiga was launched today by Brigadier General (K) Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr) Haji Mohd Khamil Jamil, chairman, DRB-Hicom in the presence of dealers, business partners and the media.
This is the first model to be launched through the collaboration with Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan and it comes with the Executive (manual [MT], automatic [AT]) and Executive Plus (AT) transmissions with the price ranging from RM58,800 to RM64,800.
“Proton Ertiga is Malaysia’s first compact MPV with Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status accorded by the Malaysia Automotive Institute (“MAI”). The 6-seater people mover family car is fitted with the 1.4 VVT (variable valve timing) engine made from lightweight aluminium for both the variants. The multipoint powered injection enables economical fuel consumption at 5.7L/100km for the (MT) and 6.0L/100km for the (AT) based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) which combines both urban and extra urban cycles. Meanwhile, the drive-by-wire technology enhances the car’s performance in terms responsiveness,” said Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, CEO, Proton.
“The light and warm interior exudes luxury and spacious cabin ambience. The seats are of high grade quality fabric designed to be water resistant to ensure that they can be easily maintained to keep them in pristine condition,” he added.
Both variants have added comfort and convenience features such as sliding seats which promote ample space for the 3rd row seats, a 60:40 fold 2nd row seats, a 50:50 fold 3rd row seats, a 45 degree 2nd row seat recliner, 2nd row arm rest, headlamp levelling and 4-speakers sound system. Proton Ertiga also comes with electric steering with tilt adjustment, radio/CD/MP3 and USB/ iPod Jack.
The Ertiga has been accorded 4-star ASEAN NCAP rating and is equipped with various passive and active safety features such as the ISOFIX and top tether, 2 front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), power window auto-up and anti-trap (for driver’s side), front fog lamp, rear fog lamp and reverse sensors.